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by Robert Toran
Winston-Salem State University athletes
enjoyed a very productive 84-85 year in
sports. Two CIAA titles were captured in
football and basketball. This year the Rams
are looking for an even better season.
First, looking at football, the Ram's foot
ball team came off one of their better
season in 84 (9-2) returning to the CIAA
championship game and leading the entire
CIAA in total offense and scoring. This
season the Rams look to repeat as Southern
Division Champions of the CIAA, and to
earn a bid for the CIAA title.
Some outstanding ball players to look for
this year are: Center Danny Moore, a All
CIAA selection: Running backs Leonarndo
Horn, Lonnie Pulley, and James Johnson.
Other are Defensive backs Angelo Spruill
and Bruce Dunlap: Linebacker Mark
Wallace, and Defensive tackle Dwayne
Coach Bill Hayes and his ball club are the
preseason favorites to capture their third
CIAA Title and to represent the Southern
Division in the title game.
WSSU basketball, also came off am im
pressive season in 1984-85, earning their se
cond consecutive CIAA Southern Title.
Coach “Big House” Gaines employs a fairly
young squad that possesses a great deal of
talent. For the 85-86 season the Ram’s
basketball team is looking forward to their
third consecutive Southern Division Title
and a shot at winning the CIAA Basketball
Alexander Hooper and Oscar Williams
lead a young and determined Ram squad.
Other ball players to watch include: Charlie
Spell, Steve Hood and a host of outstanding
A CIAA Title lor the young Rams is not
out of reach if the team gels early, a failure
to gel early could mean a very long season.
The Wrestling team’s 84-85 season was
very dismal and disappointing. Head Coach
Mike Edwards and other key wrestlers was
a main reason for the sudden downfall.
As for the 85-86 season, the Wrestling
Rams seem to be looking up once again.
After winning five consecutive CIAA Cham
pionships, the wrestling team is looking for
ward to a very strong finish.
Melvin Fair, a native of High Point, is the
new wrestling coach, and he is looking for
ward to a productive season with his young
Returning starters to a young and
rebuilding squad are (126) Joel
Shackelford; (142) Jimmy Hester; (158)
Robert Toran; and (190) Victor Tate.
Toran, a CIAA champion in 1984 will be
the team’s leader, and he hopes to capture
another CIAA championship.
The freshmen recruits also play a big role
in this 85-86 season. Their progress during
the season will determine how well the
Rams will do this season. If the rebuilding
squad can mature early, they will have a
great shot at winning the CIAA wrestling
by Robert Toran
Winston-Salem State University defeated
North Carolina Central University 46-14 in a
The Rams’ defense shut down the Eagles’
offense which was higly rated in the CIAA.
The Rams scored first when Leonardo
Horn scampered 56 yards, setting up a Lon
nie Pulley score from 6 yards out. Giving
the Rams a 7-0 lead.
Tremendous pressure by the Rams
defense set-up their second score with 2:35
remaining in the first quarter, the Rams'
blocked a Central punt and recovered it on
the Eagles’ 10 yard line. On the next play
Leonardo Horn gave the Rams a 13-0 lead
when he scored from 10 yards out.
In the second period, Mark Wallace in
tercepted a Harvey pass on Centrals’ 19
The Rams scored in six plays. Wonsley
scored from a yard out. Pulley ran for a
2-point conversion to make the score 21-0 at
In the second half the Rams defense once
again played an important role. Wallace got
his second interception. He returned the
ball to the 1 then fumbled into the endzone,
but Danny Brailsford recovered for a WSSU
touchdown. Giving the Rams a comman
ding 28-0 lead with 13:40 left in the third
The Rams scored again when Harvey was
tackled in the endzone for a safety, after a
bad snap from center, and the Rams led
The Rams took the free kick and drove for
another touchdown in eight plays, with Horn
going 9 yard for the score.
Down 36-0, the Eagles finally scored,
when Rivers ran 44 yards down the right
side line for the score. Quarterback Bobby
Junior, was responsible for the Rams next
score, when he hit Pulley for 47 yard com
pletion down to the Central’s 8. Ed Byer ran
6 yards for the touchdown to make the score
Central scored for the second time early
in the fourth period, when Harvey scored
from 3 yards out.
The Rams closed the scoring with a 47
yard field goal by Tyrone Smith. Leonardo
Horn, rushed for 104 yards and made two
The win gave the Rams a 2-1 record in the
Gives Rams A
by Robert Toran
After stumbling through three quarters of
play, the Rams of WSSU scored late in the
fourth period to down Howard University
The Rams offense wasn’t very productive
during the match-up. They committed five
turnovers during the course of the game.
The first score in the game came when a
snap from center flew over the head of
punter Vincent Jones and the Bison’s Con
rad Austin recovered the ball in the end
zone. Giving the Bisons an early 7-0 lead.
The Rams’ first score came in the third
period, when linebacker Mark Wallace in
tercepted a pass thrown by the Bison’s
quarterback Lee DuBose giving the Rams
the ball on the Bison’s 10 yard line. Two
plays later, Ram quarterback Dana Walker
scored on a keeper from 6 yards out.
The extra point attempt failed leaving the
score 7-6 in favor of the Bisons.
The Rams defense took charge in the final
period, when they shut down the Bison’s of
Linebackers Mark Wallace and safety
Derrick Beasley kept constant pressure on
Lee DuBose and the Bison’s offense. Both
teams attempted several field goals, but
none of them were converted.
The winning touchdown came with 40 se
cond left in the game, when back up
quarterback Bobby Junior ran from 12
yards out, giving the Rams a 12-7 victory.
Fullback Leroy Wonsley rushed 21 times
for 102 yards to carry the offensive load.
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by Shelton Bullard
WSSU’s first-string quarterback, Dana
Walker is a sophomore, Physical Education
major from Richmond, Va.
He attended Armstrong-Kennedy High
School where for three years he play^
basketball and two years he played football
under the coaching of Kermit Blount who
now coaches football at Howard University
in Washington, D.C.
Walker, who started quarterbacking at
the age of nine, said “I had to prove to
myself and the team that I was a leader ”
He doesn’t give all the credit to himself in
the game against Hampton University but
to the offensive line and backs.
“My performance wouldn’t have been
possible witiiout the offensive line and
backs,” explained Walker.
Walker also stated that coach Hayes and
Coach Shepherd, who he really looks up to,
gave him a lot of confidence.
Walker is “’very excited about the Howard
game.” He feels that it is going to be a big
game and he wants to win. It is the first in
which the Rams have ever played Howard.
Walker’s wish came true. The Rams
defeated the Bisons, 12-7.
He also said that he is not really worried
about going professional but would not mind
if he received an offer. On the other hand, he
would be satisfied with a coaching position
or a career in the Navy.
“I really enjoy the life at WSSU and I am
proud to be a Ram athlete and student,”
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